FAQ

"Do I need to own a piano?"
Younger and beginner students will often find that a standard or touch-sensitive (weighted) keyboard will suffice for adequate practice. It’s important that students have a regular keyboard or piano in the home to practice in between lessons.
"Should I buy a real acoustic piano or a digital piano?"
We always recommend purchasing a real acoustic piano if possible. A quality acoustic instrument that produces sound from real strings and real wood offers a level of responsiveness and a range of dynamics and tone color than even the best digital piano cannot match. The sooner a student has the opportunity to practice on an acoustic piano, the better.
"What approach/method do you use for piano lessons?"
Our teachers use a student-driven approach. This means that our piano lessons are different for each student, based on the student’s personality, learning style, musical interest, strengths and weaknesses.
"I’m just a beginner and I literally don’t know a single thing about music, can I learn with you?"
Younger and beginner students will often find that a standard or touch-sensitive (weighted) keyboard will suffice for adequate practice. It’s important that students have a regular keyboard or piano in the home to practice in between lessons.
"Do I need to have regular lessons?"
Regular lessons are the best way to guarantee improvement in piano playing but we understand that life can get in the way. If you need to postpone or cancel a lesson for whatever reason, all we require is 24-hours’ notice.
"At what age can a child begin piano lessons?"
Can your child identify numbers and letters (at least A-G)? If so then they can start! Generally, 4 years old is the youngest age where you know they will be ready for lessons.
"Can I work towards a graded exam?"
Yes. Our piano teachers have great approaches and proven track – records for preparing students for exams and stay up to date with the exam syllabi. We are experienced in working towards Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM).
"What if I don’t like classical music?"
Classical music leads to the finest playing technique, but you don’t have to like classical music. You can work with your teacher to learn what you want to learn and at your own pace. But there are basic techniques that need to be learned no matter what your tastes are.